Taking care of your colored lenses
If you think that just because colored lenses are not used to enhance the vision and because they are not used to correct your vision that they are not supposed to be taken care of as carefully as conventional contact lenses, then you are much mistaken. Proper care of colored lenses is essential if you want a safe experience with your lenses and if you wish your lenses to last you. It does not differ much from care of ordinary lenses, but there is no harm in reminding people what needs to be done, especially as many of those who will use colored lenses never had to take care of any lenses whatsoever.
The first thing that you should remember and that is unique for the colored lenses is that you should under no circumstance let other people use them. We know that you might be tempted to do this when someone asks you to try them out. First of all, lenses are ordered and purchased based on the measurements of the eyes that are unique for a person and the lenses that might fit you perfectly could compromise the vision of another person. Also, bacteria can be transferred this way and either you or the other person might get an infection or something like that.
The first and the most frequent thing that you will need to do is removing the protein that builds up on the lenses. It is present in the tears that moisturize the eyeballs and this protein can build up on the lenses. When it does, it causes the vision to become cloudy and it is therefore important to remove protein regularly. This is done easily with a number of protein removal solutions that are available on the market.
Cleansing of the colored lenses is equally as important if not even more. Namely, through everyday use, foreign particles can get into contact with the lenses and these particles are even more harmful than the protein. First of all, they are not a natural product of your body and they might cause irritation or even damage to your eye. They also compromise the lenses themselves as they can damage the lenses and cause significant discomfort thusly. The cleansing of the lenses should be done every day, and once more, there are plenty of different solutions that you can use for this purpose.
Sterilization of the lenses comes after cleansing them and this goes toward protecting your eyes from germs and fungi that might be a result of non-sterilized colored lenses. First, you clean the lenses and then you apply the sterilizing agent and keep the lenses in the case. This is tightly connected with the storage of your colored lenses which must at all times be kept in specialized cases, separate from each other and immersed in different solutions that will sterilize and keep the lenses soft and clean. In most cases, these solutions will be able to do everything that we have mentioned above, which will make the care for your colored lenses as easy as ABC.
The final aspect of taking care of your lenses is knowing when to replace them. The company that sells you particular colored lenses will provide you with clear instructions as to how long you can use a pair of colored lenses. You should never exceed this time and you should never continue to use the lenses past their date. Lenses break down in time and if you continue to wear them anyway, you are risking serious injury to the eyes.